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i think you were asking why the first 10 years. when the commission give us approval for the temporary facilities bacterin years ago they were for on a increase in a super class size. they were put out in accordance with the planning commission. once they were in and started to looking at st. joseph's hall it's a difficult building to make work per the building code for children grades 2 and under you have to have separate exiting. when we start to look at that we wanted to add two facilities to the site but those two plants starting to a impact not only the play area what every school
would want it wasn't adding up. that at the same time the school was looking it's ambitions and a for the future decided it made accepts to increase the size of the school to have two classes per grade. that decision made it clear they weren't going to get enough square footage in a way that's satisfactory to the city and to the neighborhood and school. they starting to look around the neighborhood for ultimate facilities and purchased the this on about delores street two or three years ago and sought non-entitlements and got through the process and that will be the middle school. that's the fundraising and moll
i didn't will tell you. we have got all our permits on 61 delores but the last step of which is the porthole to be removed. that's why the first 10 years didn't result in removing the portholes. >> so wore happy to have this into our middle school. wove been down hero a lot working on that process we had to turn it back into institutional use. we hope to complete all the improvements in the next 10 years >> if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them. >> okay. thank you. commissioners any other questions for staff or sponsor >> question. i'm wondering why this isn't a
administration thing rather than coming before this board. the portables aren't attached to any landmark. it feels more like an administrative type of problem >> sure tim fry. it doesn't fit nicely into the categories in our delegation because it's a project that not only requires review by this commission and the planning commission. we felt this was important to bring it before you. if you look at it from a technical standpoint it's like construction on the landmark site all be it temporary. >> i'd like the public to be a part of it. i have one speaker card but ms.
hoffman you're the sponsor so do i have any public comment. >> i'll move approval approval. >> we have a motion and second. thank you >> on that motion (calling names) so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 6 to zero and places you on item 9 for the next case at 660 california street for consideration to adapt a resolution. >> good afternoon. commissioners mary brown department staff. i'm presenting the staffs remedies of 660 california
street the old st. marys building. the building is for an article 11 contributey rating. this was initiated by the archdiocese and it was repaired. at the conclusion of my preservation they'll talk about a change of designation. to summarize the 4 story building was designed by chuck and construction was completed in 1966. it's located outside the market skepticism district. it meets the criteria for a category 3 for the following >> first, the information above
the building as alp low docketed in the report makes it rode for rating. the building also appears to possess a very good in association with architecture design and it excellent in association with the environment sorry with relationship to the environment and finally, at 47-year-old it's age eligible. the subject believe when it was 19 years old it was classified as a non-rated building. the characteristic buildings are identified telephone number on pages 5 and 6 and concluding the connecting bridge and art ways and the design by mark adams.
it is - the department recommends that a solution for a change of designation to a change of category that building. it's included in your packet and if adapted today, this item will be considered for future distribution. that concludes my presentation and i'll turn it over for a short premise and i'll present letters for the commission for the property owner. >> good afternoon. i'm christen architecture historian at page and turn ball i have a brief presentation
okay. my presentation provides a few illnesses and the summary of finding for article 11 change of designation. you'll see here an aerial view where the wrecky is located on california street adjacent to old st. marys church there's a bridge and another bridge that connects behind it. a couple of images of the
primary facade the one on the left and a close up view looking at northwest at the entry level. a few other images here. the preexisting covered bridge that connects it to the sanctuary on the left it previously connected the rectory that existed in this location before. a detail of the stairwell openings immediately adjacent to that bridge in the left photo and a picture of the north bridge connecting to the facility and on the rhetoric of that photo there's a bump out that's the exterior view of the interior at the bottom the
chapel with the window design by march adams. a here's an s o m drawing of the primary facade pled in 1964 the drawing and an illness from 1967 that shows the complete believe adjacent to the church and also the hartford building on the other side. so here we go or here's our summary of criteria. as mary said it has to be located outside a preservation district it's 47 years old. we found the building does appear individually important for several reasons first with the local effort by catholic church to engage with
contemporary art and architecture to create building that resonated with modern audience. we did a lot of research and found that in san francisco bay area the order embraced part of the art. in its design old st. marys directy you put a face on the oldest patience. and the st. marys facility was the oldest building in san francisco. second it's a work of master under the leadership of charles. s o m distinguished itself within the firm and with architecture designs that pay greater attention to environmental and historic
context and demonstrated greater expressions of modernism. we looked at the other work across the criteria country. the old mary facility is the old approach design as one of bassett design that exemplified use principles. and in association with that the building appears important individually as on a early design of conceptual design. bassett oral history statements make clear his interests in context all design it's a typical at the national level and is an example of the design by the chief design partner in
san francisco. under criterion for the building must be rated very good or excellent or in relation with the environment. it is very good with the architecture design it was noted after design in a feature in a magazine that feature was part of and only 10 years after the buildings construction it was given a 2 rating in the 1976 architecture survey meaning it was rated as approximately the top 10 of building stock. we found the building appeared excellent in the environment as noted in the 1976 survey the building was designed to smooth the contribution to the east and old st. marys church on the
west. it employes the use of concrete window to the golf course window and it is particularly success e successful it is matched with the shoulder of the church. the window openings carry the height of the church doors and window and the first concrete window successfully blend with the insurance building and the regular i do grid. we've found that 660 california street meets the fourth criterion for the designation. underground for demonstration the building was never studied thus, the significant of the building make it eligible for
rating as a building of context all importance. as documented in our report it's based on a sin thus and document of fire map historic photo that was collected and other primary resources. the primary resource information is set within the broad context of the old st. marys cathedral. and the work of edward charles chuck bassett. evaluation above demonstrates the building is important. we therefore found the old st. marys directy is a contribute building in category 3. thank you >> thank you.
commissioners any questions for staff or sponsor? seeing none, wool open it up for public comment. i have one speaker card. >> commissioners i'm edward the fortress property group. i've about that designated as the person to help old st. marys take this through to recategories the building. i think the report speaks for itself so i probably shouldn't be up hero. several years ago st. marys were rezoned and you might recall those properties were rezoned 0 sole for the purpose to recreate t dr and sell those for the maintenance of the buildings. the first building open the list was old st. marys church because
they needed fund for the service fit. and the two on the left is why wore here today and following through an the notion of rezoning and trying to create monies for that preservation. so having said that i think that, you know, the buildings virtual worth preserving as an unrated building in zone 3 the building ensueable could be sold and it would generate the money for the maintenance. thank you >> thank you. >> any other member of the public wish to speak seeing none, bring it back to
commission. commissioner >> well, thank you for the staff report case report as well as your report christen i found it exfoliating to see this information developed for the property and, of course, i support this designation. i'm just you curious from the recent speaker because on the t drs couldn't you sell them and how did it process work for you. we had a recent report deciding the program or relationship earlier this year. i'm interested yeah, that would be great with the commissions indulgence >> yeah. we were able to create about one hundred and 75 square feet and we're hoping to
put a transaction together to take about 58 thousands of those and so we can move on to the directory which will be about 6 thousand feet. >> who bought them i mean, you have the money to do the maintenance that's the idea. >> right that's a good question their sold to multiple users. actually emerald fund on hope street we sold some to 1401 mission street and i can't recall the others >> just to see how the program is running so thank you. >> commissioners any other commissioner weiner's questions or comments. >> i'll move approval. >> second. >> thank you. if there's nothing further open
the motion to recommend approval (calling names) so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously and that concludes our calendar >> perch we'll bring this meeting to a close. - >> so what brought you out here for the bike ride today? >> i grew up in san francisco but i have been living in new york. i wanted to see what san francisco is doing with infrastructure. >> cities are where people are living these days. the bay area is doing a lot with
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during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display.
>> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose, and ensure that it does not decompose.
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music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪ ♪ >> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person
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madam secretary, item no. 1. >> roll call. vice-president lynn, ferrel, commissioner scott, fraser. lane. expected. we have a quorum. >> action item no. 1. >> action item approval of modifications of the minutes of the meeting setforth below 2013. >> are there any corrections to the minutes? >> second. >> any public comment on this item?